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    • cutestkids
    • By cutestkids 2nd Jan 12, 4:03 PM
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    What are You Making For Dinner Tonight ?
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    • 2nd Jan 12, 4:03 PM
    What are You Making For Dinner Tonight ? 2nd Jan 12 at 4:03 PM
    Hi I know that there is a what have you baked today, what is in your slow cooker today and the weekly meal planner threads already but there does not seem to be a What are cooking for dinner tonight thread.

    I just wondered if anyone would like to join me in this perhaps we can get tips and inspiration from each other.

    To start us off I am doing Homemade chilli with spicy wedges today

    I have made a huge vat of chilli there is enough for the four of us to have 4 meals so will be freezing three lots later on.
    Last edited by cutestkids; 02-01-2012 at 4:04 PM. Reason: spelling
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  • v8monkeyboy
    We're having roast ham with maybe roast veg or cauliflower cheese and steamed veg. No potatoes as we're trying to cut back on them.
    • cutestkids
    • By cutestkids 2nd Jan 12, 4:57 PM
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    Very simple and basic meal for us tonight - HM carrot soup with a little bit of bread on the side. Littlest DS is going to have two boiled eggs and soldiers as not convinced he'll eat the soup. Reasonably healthy and costs pennies to make.

    We've eaten so much rich, unhealthy food over Christmas that it's time to start cutting down and eating a bit better. Loving this thread as I often struggle for inspiration what to cook!
    Originally posted by SAHMto2boys

    Me too that was part of the reason for starting the thread I seem to be stuck in the same 5 or 6 meals every week and getting fed up eating them

    My youngest has just anounced he is not doing chilli anymore so he is having the left over tuna pasta thats in the fridge.
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  • LondonDreamer
    Pasta and meatballs. Cheating with the meatballs, they're from a pre-Christmas meal deal because I wanted the wine for a gift so I treat the food as 'free'. Served with an M&S pantofola (provolone cheese and red onion) bread that was in the freezer - no doubt this was from another meal deal!

    Baked cheesecake (homemade) for pudding.
    • hollyh
    • By hollyh 2nd Jan 12, 5:02 PM
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    I'm making a wierd pasta concoction.

    My comma key isn't working so i apologise for the lack of commas.

    It's basically onions.. garlic.. bacon.. left over chicken.. what ever veg i've got lurking in the fridge(peppers tonight).. peas..a slug of wine if there's any left .. and a stock cube. While the pasta is cooking i just cook it all down then chuck the pasta in when it's ready.

    Served with garlic bread and cheese.

    It's nicer than it sounds.
    • pollys
    • By pollys 2nd Jan 12, 5:06 PM
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    It's chicken fajitas for us.

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    • tulip12
    • By tulip12 2nd Jan 12, 5:10 PM
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    We are also having home made chilli tonight, I have made a huge batch today in the slow cooker, so will freeze some for another day. We are having it with jacket potatoes and salad.
  • uolypool
    Evening all, was meant to be having left over turkey from yesterday with jackets and salad, pickles etc but really fancied stodgey food when got up this morn, so have turkey and ham homemade pie with creamy mash and veggies


    Not that it is stodgey at all tbh
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    • sparrer
    • By sparrer 2nd Jan 12, 5:25 PM
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    Veg filled omelette using red & yellow peppers, aubergine, chestnut mushrooms, 1/4 red onion, stick celery, grated carrot, all fried in a little oil from a jar of sun dried tomatoes to use it up. (dinner being at lunchtimes from now on as I'm losing weight and don't want to eat too much in the evenings). Not a veggie but enjoy veg meals just as much as meat - more so if you take cost into consideration
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  • Fellpony
    Very simple and basic meal for us tonight - HM carrot soup with a little bit of bread on the side. Littlest DS is going to have two boiled eggs and soldiers as not convinced he'll eat the soup. Reasonably healthy and costs pennies to make.

    We've eaten so much rich, unhealthy food over Christmas that it's time to start cutting down and eating a bit better. Loving this thread as I often struggle for inspiration what to cook!
    Originally posted by SAHMto2boys
    I used to give DD soup with a straw so she could have soup the same as us. Might be worth a try if he does want to have the soup? (I used to carry straws in my hand bag so if we were out she could have soup (she loved soup) as it was often cheaper than the childrens meal and she would actually eat it!
    You never know how strong you are until you have no other option.
    • cutestkids
    • By cutestkids 2nd Jan 12, 5:26 PM
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    I'm making a wierd pasta concoction.

    My comma key isn't working so i apologise for the lack of commas.

    It's basically onions.. garlic.. bacon.. left over chicken.. what ever veg i've got lurking in the fridge(peppers tonight).. peas..a slug of wine if there's any left .. and a stock cube. While the pasta is cooking i just cook it all down then chuck the pasta in when it's ready.

    Served with garlic bread and cheese.

    It's nicer than it sounds.
    Originally posted by hollyh
    Sounds like something that I make, sometimes it works other times not so good

    It's chicken fajitas for us.


    Pollys
    Originally posted by pollys
    Thats a favourite with my two boys

    Evening all, was meant to be having left over turkey from yesterday with jackets and salad, pickles etc but really fancied stodgey food when got up this morn, so have turkey and ham homemade pie with creamy mash and veggies


    Not that it is stodgey at all tbh
    Originally posted by uolypool
    Love homemade pie of any sort YUM
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 2nd Jan 12, 5:39 PM
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    Great thread idea....

    We,ve got gammon steaks with cauli/broc cheese with LO mash/swede/carrot mashed together to make 'cake' type things - all leftovers or yellow stickies
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    • salster
    • By salster 2nd Jan 12, 5:40 PM
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    We're having Chicken and Chorizo Pasta.

    Basically made up from Chicken, Chorizo, tinned tomatoes, any left over Onions, Peppers, Courgetts etc on Pasta.

    I will be trying to save a portion for work also.
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  • rachbc
    chilli for us too - with rice and lots of toppings - cheese, sour cream and jalepenos and corn chips
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  • ZaraLynziHodson
    I'm not sure what we are making tonight but we have just gone to both tesco and asda and gotten some reduced meat for less than half it would be and it's perfect for freezing xx
    • oldtractor
    • By oldtractor 2nd Jan 12, 5:51 PM
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    Bubble and squeak.
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    • wendall
    • By wendall 2nd Jan 12, 5:54 PM
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    Thanks for starting the thread we are having homemade cheese and onon pie mash and beans i will take any left over for work tomorrow, will keep an eye out on the thread i need inspiration.
    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 2nd Jan 12, 5:57 PM
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    Sausage, bean & pepper casserole with rice & stir-fried kale.; just one pack of 8 butcher's sausages, bought on special offer (4 for £10) during our Food Festival & frozen, but there'll be enough for 7 with leftovers for OH to take into work tomorrow. Cheap, easy & tasty!
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    • cutestkids
    • By cutestkids 2nd Jan 12, 6:02 PM
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    Sausage, bean & pepper casserole with rice & stir-fried kale.; just one pack of 8 butcher's sausages, bought on special offer (4 for £10) during our Food Festival & frozen, but there'll be enough for 7 with leftovers for OH to take into work tomorrow. Cheap, easy & tasty!
    Originally posted by thriftwizard
    Don't suppose you want to share your recipie my lot love anything with sausages but OH seems to think he needs 4 to himself
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    • susiejq
    • By susiejq 2nd Jan 12, 6:04 PM
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    Chicken stew (half price chicken breast from Lidl the other week), with carrotts, swede, onions and a bit of sad celery. It's been cooking all day in the slow cooker so just off to do the mash now.
    Did lash out on some profiteroles for pudding though.
    I've also missed the healthy eating and will be glad to get back to normal tomorrow, jacket spud and salad for lunch with lots of fruit through the day.
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  • daisiegg
    Home made pizza...we're both back at work on Wednesday and the diet starts then, so today and tomorrow are the last days of indulgence!
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